⇧ 4 DECEMBER – 20 DECEMBER
Culture is stored in thousands of years of tradition, but is born through smaller intuitive ideas, accidents and interpretations. Since we live in a society that has and is becoming more globalised, the mixtures of cultures are more varied than ever before.
New globalised linguistic and cultural varieties are not built into ideas of what we hold as authentic cultural bodies. They are the vernacular hybrids that – with a different idea of home -; are thrown into the ‘multicultural’ soup.
The hybrid’s indifference is that they aren’t of a single, ancient civilisation; rather of several. They’re home is plurally vernacular, they identify with mixed cultures of the future, identities that haven’t been invented yet. And so, their instinctive need for archetypal tradition is thrown into confusion.
The archetypes of culture give us comfort in our identity. Partaking in traditions, ceremonies and other cultural practices brings communities together. And so, even people without a concrete cultural identity need to partake in cultural traditions. Across the world our cultural landscapes are overlapping and so we must be decisive, resourceful and empathic; but for the most part: Creative.
The cure for the alienation that hybrids face – from homelessness, mass migration and displacement – is to identify with a cultural language of our own. So that we can feel at home like our ancestors did. The time has come for hybridism to be categorised. For the idiosyncrasies of multiculturalism to be represented. We must glorify each event of cultural mixing, we must present ceremonious traditions of cultural hybridism.
Bring on the IMMI.